SHRM Student Chapter Receives Award for Third Consecutive Year

June  25, 2012

The Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWIT) Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter received the Superior Merit Award from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) organization for the third year in a row. The 20-student LWIT-SHRM Student Chapter was honored for their exceptional job of providing opportunities for growth and development to its student chapter members.

"This is a fantastic honor for our LWIT SHRM chapter to receive this prestigious award," said Ren'ee Mangini, SPHR, GPHR, lead faculty member, HR program coordinator in the school's Human Resources Management program, and co-advisor for the club. "The LWIT student chapter leadership and the members have done an outstanding job this year by providing learning and networking opportunities for their careers and strategies that will make them successful HR professionals in the future."

During the past year the LWIT chapter has been involved in several SHRM regional and local events, Northwest Human Resource Association (NHRMA) events, and has sponsored special events for its members. These include:

  • Volunteering student assistance for the Lake Washington Human Resource Association (LWHRA) silent auction.

  • Hosting the NHRMA Retreat and Board Meeting.

  • Interacting with legislators during the SHRM Washington State Council 2012 HR Day on the Hill in Olympia, Wash.

  • Sponsoring special club events, including scheduling guest speakers from LWIT's executive staff, Lake Washington Human Resource Association (LWHRA), and HR professionals from the northwest business community.

  • Supporting LWIT Associated Student Government college-wide events and student club organization initiatives.

  • Developing new club member communications pieces and networking tools.

  • Supporting local communities through various charitable giving drives.

The LWIT-SHRM Student Chapter will receive a plaque to display at the college and will be recognized in SHRM's publications as well as mentioned at SHRM's annual conference next week.

Started in 1972, the SHRM student chapter merit award program exists to develop more effective student chapters, and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in four areas: basic student chapter requirements, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and partnership with SHRM.